CAMHS Home Treatment Practitioner - Recruitment Bonus

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Please note for this job you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines.

The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

If you want to make a positive change to the lives of those we work with and the services we deliver, and you are looking to be part of an innovative and inspirational team, if you share our passion and drive you could be just the person we are looking for.

As part of the Children, Young People and Families Directorate you will work as a B5 CAMHS Practitioner in a 1 year rotational/development post with possible progression to Band 6 after 1 year to the Home Treatment Team, flexible working opportunities are also available.

Main duties of the job

You will gain experience of working within the CAMHS Crisis Pathway, spending time with the Home Treatment Team, CAMHS Crisis Team and The Darwin Centre (General Admission Unit). Whilst in the community the post holder will provide high quality continuing assessments, which will entail the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for service users and provision of support to their parents/ carers. You will manage a caseload under the supervision of a Band 6 or above Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner. This is likely to take place in a variety of settings. Whilst working at The Darwin Centre you will gain experience of working alongside the multidisciplinary team, completing initial assessments, interventions and working within the ongoing therapeutic programme offered to young people.

We offer an induction on commencement in post and CPD programmes through the NHS Academy.

We welcome applications from staff with varying levels of experience including ward based and offer relevant supervision and education to facilitate this transition.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

The post holder will work collaboratively with all disciplines as part of the multidisciplinary team, this post is within the CAMHS Home Treatment Team. However you will gain experience of working within the CAMHS Crisis Pathway and work within Home Treatment Team, CAMHS Crisis Team and the Darwin Centre for Young People (General Adolescent ward). Whilst in the community the post holder will provide high quality continuing assessments and interventions, which will entail the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for service users and provision of support to their parents/ carers. The post holder will manage a caseload under the supervision of a Band 6 or above Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner. This is likely to take

place in a variety of settings. Whilst working on the ward you will gain experience with initial assessment and the ongoing therapeutic programme offered to young people. You will work alongside the multidisciplinary team, supporting patients with various presentations to gain insight into working on the GAU.

You will spend the first 3 months within the Home Treatment Team, then 3 months at the Darwin Centre, a further 3 months within the CAMHS Crisis Team and then return to the Home Treatment Team. Different teams work different hours; however, this can be flexible.

Person Specification Education/Qualification Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH)
  • NMC registration
Desirable
  • Evidence of continued training and professional development
  • Evidence of training appropriate to adult mental health care
Experience Essential
  • Completion of nurse training program
  • Willingness to undertake Preceptorship program (for newly qualified RMN)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of working with people experiencing psychosis
  • Demonstrate knowledge of working with service users experiencing a crisis related to their mental health
Desirable
  • Evidence of continuing professional practice within a mental health setting
  • Experience of managing workload and ability to prioritise
  • Experience of working with adult service users, their families and carers
  • Lived experience of mental health
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Skills in undertaking clinical assessments / baseline mental health assessment
  • Skills in risk assessment and management
  • Skills in crisis management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Skills in working with others within a multi-disciplinary team under supervision
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable
  • Advanced keyboard and computer skills
  • Able to contain and work with high levels of distress from clients
Desirable
  • Ability to teach and train others using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Knowledge of and interest in Early Intervention Service research and the impact psychosis can have on people's lives
  • Knowledge of the issues around social inclusion for mental health services users
  • Ability to identify and employ, as appropriate clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of effective clinical practice
Physical Requirements Essential
  • Physically be able to undertake a demanding role safely, as and when required
Other Essential
  • Ability to undertake travel independently to different locations in an efficient and timely manner


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